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How Renting Camping Equipment Can Boost Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Camping is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the US. Over 50 million Americans above six went camping in 2022 and 2023. Not surprisingly, camping in tents was more popular than recreational vehicles or RVs.

Whether it’s your first adventure or the 100th, the excitement of planning a camping trip never gets old. The first thing you want to do is find a perfect destination, but there is one critical factor you cannot ignore – packing the right camping gear and equipment.

However, like many adventurers, you may not be keen on investing in new camping gear and equipment, not every time you put on your khakis. That’s where camping equipment rentals come in. At Big Boys Toys, we offer high-quality camping rentals. It’s a cost-effective, easy, and reliable way to boost your adventure.

Let’s find out how.

Why Rent Camping Equipment

That’s a fair question!
Many people think that camping rentals are of low quality. Or, this is an option only if you are on a shoestring budget. While cost is the most evident benefit, there are other advantages to renting your equipment.

1. Access Top-Notch Equipment

Rentals are the easiest and most cost-effective way to get your hands on high-quality camping gear and equipment. Typically, you can get the best gear at a fraction of its purchasing cost. In short, you can have a memorable trip without compromising your safety.

2. Easy Pickup and Return

That’s one more advantage of renting camping gear and equipment. You can easily pick up and return your gear. Many rental services are conveniently located. Some even deliver the gear to your home or chosen campsite. That makes the process hassle-free. Moreover, the gear is well-maintained and ready for use. You don’t have to spend hours cleaning it.

3. Customized Camping Rentals

Contrary to popular belief, camping rentals are customizable. Whether heading to a mountain or a beachside retreat, you can choose equipment that suits your needs. Plus, you can rent specialized camping equipment, like a lightweight tent or a cookware set. 

Rent A Wide Range of Equipment Without Breaking the Bank

Did we tell you that the best part of renting camping gear and equipment is – you can rent almost anything you need? Our camping rentals include everything from a rain poncho to an outdoor cookware set.

1. Rain Poncho

Be ready for Montana’s unpredictable weather with this lightweight and easy-to-pack rain poncho. It will help you stay dry during unexpected rain showers. It’s a practical addition to your camping rental.

2. Sleeping Mattress

After exploring the wilderness, you would want a good night’s sleep. Rest is the most critical part of your camping trip. And nothing offers comfort and insulation from the ground like our sleeping mattresses. We rent premium backpacking sleeping mattresses from leading brands like ThermaRest and CampRest.

3. Wall Tent

A wall tent provides a robust and roomy shelter. Our Montana Canvas Wall Tent is ideal for extended camping trips. It’s durable, easy to set up, and made from high-quality material. It can protect you from unpredictable weather, which is more common in Montana than you think.

4. Camping Table

Dining in the outdoors is a tricky affair. Fortunately, a camping table offers a stable and convenient surface. The Canyon Camping Table by Travel Chair is perfect for meal prep and a candlelight dinner. It’s foldable, lightweight, and easy to transport.

5. Water Container

You need to stay hydrated throughout your camping trip. The Aqua Pak Water Container is a reliable way to store and transport water during your trip. It has the perfect size and dimensions. You can easily carry it wherever you go.

6. Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bags keep you warm and comfortable through the night. They offer more protection than sleeping mattresses. The Eureka Wild Basin 0° Sleeping Bag is your best companion on a cold night. It provides exceptional warmth and comfort.

7. Lantern

Unless you have a night vision like an owl, you are going to need a lantern. Typically, proper lanterns are a preferred choice among campers. These are lightweight, provide bright light, and burn slowly. Our collection includes high-quality Coleman Northstar lanterns.

8. Sleeping Cot

Although a sleeping cot is not considered essential, you would want to pack one if you don’t like sleeping on the ground. The Coleman Trail II Sleeping Cot provides an elevated and comfortable sleeping option. It’s foldable and easy to carry.

9. Cooler

Coolers keep your food and beverages cold. We’ve two options – the Everyday Cooler or the Canyon Cooler 75 qt. Both options are excellent whether you are hiking, throwing a tailgate party, or enjoying a day at the beach.

10. Camping Cookware Set

You’ll need pots, pans, utensils, cups, and dishes for cooking and eating your meals outdoors. Our Camping Cookware Set is excellent for all your cooking and eating needs. It’s conveniently packed in a duffle bag. You can carry it with you to your campsite.

11. Camp Chair

Be it relaxing with a cold beer in your hand or sitting around a campfire eating marshmallows, you need a comfortable camp chair. Our camp chairs are lightweight, foldable, and easy to transport. You can choose from the Flexlite Macro Camp Chair or the REI Flexlite Camp Chair.

12. Stove

Your camping trip is impossible without a proper cooking stove, especially an extended trip. You need a stove that can cook your favorite meals quickly and efficiently. We’ve three excellent options, including the Everest Camp Stove, the Primus Express Stove, and the Cylinder Stove, which is a campers’ favorite.

13. Bear Spray and Fence

Camping in a bear country is not without this risk. While you can take the necessary precautions like keeping food and anything with a scent out of tents or disposing of garbage properly, it’s still better to have additional protection. So, don’t leave for your camping site without the Counter Assault Bear Spray or the Counter Assault Pentagon Electric Bear Fence.

Things to Keep in Mind When You Rent Camping Equipment

Although renting is hassle-free, you need to take a few precautions. Here’s what you cannot ignore.

1. Plan Ahead

Always book early, especially in busy seasons. This helps you rent the gear you want. Last-minute planning can backfire as camping rentals are often out of stock in busy seasons.

2. Pack Wisely

Although you can rent camping gear and equipment, personal items are typically unavailable. It’s better to pack your personal items. This will make your camping trip more memorable.

3. Communicate

Stay in touch with your rental provider until you get the gear. The earlier you communicate, the more likely you are to get a more personalized experience. Make sure to convey your special needs as soon as possible. This gives your provider ample time to arrange your camping rentals.

4. Understand Rental Policies and Fees

Rental agreements typically include details like rent, return policy, and charges for damages if any. However, the agreement will change from provider to provider. It’s best to read the agreement word by word. If you have any doubts, talk to the provider immediately.

5. Check Equipment Condition

When you receive the camping gear and equipment, be sure everything is in order. You can check everything then and there. If there’s any issue, talk to the provider.

6. Check Compatibility

Camping gear like sleeping bags, mattresses, and cots come in different sizes. Make sure the equipment you rent is of the right size. You should feel comfortable using this equipment. If not, get it changed immediately.


Renting camping equipment makes more sense. It’s a cost-effective way to get high-quality camping gear and equipment. It offers excellent flexibility, a diverse range of options, and completely hassle-free pickup and returns. Whether a seasoned camper or a first-timer, you should consider camping rentals for your next trip.

Want to rent camping equipment? You’ve come to the right place. Big Boys Toys offers a wide range of camping equipment for rent. Contact us to book your gear now!

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